By Geoffrey Dickens | October 17, 2013 | 13:09
Chris Matthews is persuaded the traditional opposition to Barack Obama isn't regarding opposition to big government spending nevertheless race.
Appearing about MSNBC, after the President delivered his speech found on the shutdown deal, the Hardball host need to learn why a "tiny part" of the GOP thinks they may beat Obama because he questioned: "Why does a group of individuals which constantly loses elections or seems to do lately, why do they call themselves American persons considering - do they nevertheless count blacks because three-fifths? Three-fifths of the vote?" (video following the jump)
The following is the relevant Matthews rant because it was aired found on the October 17 edition of Then with Alex Wagner:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: I think what he [Barack Obama] did now, what I actually liked regarding the speech was he place the truth there, of the expense of the thing. It wasn't street theatre, it wasn't without expense, it wasn't only showing off, it was certainly damaging the nation. And then he mentioned you absolutely need to change the technique you do company. It's not regarding values. It's not regarding strategy or partisanship, they are all advantageous inside how you run the nation. It's techniques plus regard.
And what the proper, which tiny piece of the Republican Party, perhaps a 3rd of it, was prepared to do, was to show no regard for who's president, for the voter that elected him plus they have this strange "we" they refer to. We, the American folks. Why does a group of individuals which constantly loses elections or seems to do lately, why do they call themselves American individuals considering - do they nonetheless count blacks because three-fifths? Three-fifths of the vote? Is which the means they count it? Is which the technique the count it? Because really, why do we state "you the American people" whenever the President keeps getting re-elected plus we keep suggesting, "Oh you don't like him, you don't like him." How does which function? Why do they vote for him? So there is this "we" I'm especially worried regarding. Like "We're more American than the rest thus you must receive a high weighting to whom you are." I don't like, I think it's hazardous. And it goes with all the birther stuff plus all of the rest of it.